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barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you, john ulman, i say congratulation and godspeed -- and to you, gentlemen, i say congratulations and godspeed. [applause] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in his inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander, to the podium to present the official for gr photographs. >> thanks, chuck. mr. president and michelle, mr. vice president and jill, president and mrs. clinton, chief justice, when president was not here today -- we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and barbara -- he said, "barbara, what i speak about?" she said, "about five minutes, george." [laughter] i will speak one minute. it will be a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened, and that those great-grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. [laughter] and these pictures are for you, and we wish you the best as you work for that common good mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and as you so eloquently talked about in your description of the american character tod
this day, joe biden was sworn in as vice president of the united states. tomorrow, tomorrow it will be ceremonial, but today, it is official. what a great day! what a great day we are listrating, emily's success with strength in numbers, women leading the way. isn't that exciting? 15 more women senators, democratic women in the united states senate. that is remarkable. in this cycle, 18 more democratic women in the house, bringing our number 261 women in the house. you hear a lot about -- 61 women in the house. you hear a lot about, how are some people going to reach women voters? the reason we are successful is that we're not just asking women for their vote -- we are asking them to serve. a seat at the table. that is why with emily's list's help, in the congress of the united states that was one in two weeks ago, the house democratic caucus -- women and minorities, lgbt make the majority of house democratic caucus. isn't that exciting? not only that -- they have seats at the head of the table. a majority of our ranking members, which means they will be chairman in a couple
by then-senator joe biden, was a watershed moment in our history. in the years since, we have come together in a bipartisan way to re-authorize and expand the reach of this law. now we must do it again. the last congress had the opportunity to take this action. the senate passed a strong bill with a bipartisan vote of 68-31. 68-31. yet house republicans refused to bring the senate's bipartisan bill to the floor, leaving millions without a critical line of defense against domestic violence. this congress has a chance to correct the mistake without further delay. today with 158 co-sponsors and counting, that's in the house, including every woman democrat in the house, democrats are re-introducing the re-authorization of the violence against women act which would expand protections to lgbt, immigrants and native americans. this has bipartisan support in the senate, including key women senators. it is bipartisan. and time for the house republicans to join suit and join the senate in a bipartisan backing of this measure. failure to enact this bill would deprive women and children of vit
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